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Hi. To answer your question, yes and no. If it has R-12 in it, it needs to be removed, or, as we call it, evacuated. Then, you buy a new kit that has everything you need to adapt the R-12 fittings to the new style R-134A fittings. Then, after the system is empty, add th 134A. We do not recommend that you put R-134A into a system that already has R-12 in it. You could damage the compressor.

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Where do I add the new r 410a refridgerant on 2004 Pontiac vibe?

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  • R-134a is the only approved refrigerant for use in this vehicle. The use of any other refrigerant may result in poor system performance or component failure.
  • To avoid system damage use only R-134a dedicated tools when servicing the A/C system.
  • Use only Polyalkylene Glycol Synthetic Refrigerant Oil (PAG) for internal circulation through the R-134a A/C system and only 525 viscosity mineral oil on fitting threads and O-rings. If lubricants other than those specified are used, compressor failure and/or fitting seizure may result.
  • R-12 refrigerant and R-134a refrigerant must never be mixed, even in the smallest of amounts, as they are incompatible with each other. If the refrigerants are mixed, compressor failure is likely to occur. Refer to the manufacturer instructions included with the service equipment before servicing.

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My air conditioner blows hot air, could it need freeon and if so where would I put it?

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How much freon does the 1994 Toyota camry hold?

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The low-pressure side recharge valve was changed with the conversion to 134 so it is nearly impossible to use the wrong stuff.

I found this discussion that indicates your car requires R-12 if it has not been converted:

Jul 06, 2008 | 1992 Toyota Camry V6

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